Meet our school staff


"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."

Proverbs 22:6


  • Mrs. Nagy - Principal


    "I strive to create an environment that supports students, teachers, and parents. I want Zion to be a safe, friendly, and encouraging environment where all students grow spiritually, academically, socially, and emotionally. I want all of our students to experience success and grow to know Jesus’ love. My door is always open and our entire faculty and staff care for our students and their families."

    (714) 535-3600 Ext. 103

    knagy@zionanaheim.org


  • Mrs. Justice - Kindergarten

    b.a., ca tEACHING cREDENTIAL, 6 yEARS tEACHING EXPERIENCE

    "I had the opportunity to teach many grade levels as a substitute teacher for one year after graduating from California State University, Long Beach.  I received my Bachelors Degree and my CA Teaching Credentials in 2011.  When I started the Teaching program I knew I wanted to teach Kindergarten.  I was able to work with all different age groups as a Substitute Teacher  but there was always a special place in my heart for Kindergartners.  I have been so blessed to have watched the growth of my Kindergarten students here at Zion and will continue to do my best guiding them toward success."

    (714) 535-3600 Ext. 131

    bjustice@zionanaheim.org

    Kindergarten Web Page


  • Mrs. Marchese- 1st Grade

    m.A, CA Teaching Credential, 6 Years Teaching Experience

    I am excited to join Zion Lutheran School as the first grade teacher! 

    I taught first grade at a Lutheran school in Chicago for 3 years, and have been teaching music in either my home, or Lutheran school, or public school since I was 15 years old!  I received a Piano Performance degree from William Jewell College, a Masters from Drake University, and Teacher Certification through Concordia University, River Forest. My family moved to CA last year. Now I have lived in 8 different states: MO, KS, IA, IL, WI, VA, MD, and CA!  

    (714) 535-3600 Ext. 106

    rmachese@zionanaheim.org

    1st Grade Web Page

  • Miss Hitchcock - 2nd Grade

    b.A., CA TEACHING CREDENTIAL, 5 YEARS TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    "I have been serving at Zion for the past 5 years. I graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.A. in English and a Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential. I am currently working on my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I teach Second Grade and the Fifth Grade Grammar and Writing classes. I help coach the 5th-6th and 7th-8th Girls' Basketball teams, and I am the coach for the 4th-5th Grade Battle of the Books team. I love reading, watching movies, and hiking as often as I can. I can't wait to hear about all of the things you love to do too!"

    (714) 535-3600 Ext. 107

    nhitchcock@zionanaheim.org

    2nd Grade Web Page


  • Mrs. Lyles- 3rd grade

    M.A., Ca teaching Credential, 15 years teaching experience

    "I have wanted to be a teacher since I was five years old.  I've had awesome teachers who inspired me along my journey and I love being able to pass that passion along to my students. I graduated with my Bachelors degree at California State University, Long Beach and received my California Credential at California State University, Fullerton. I earned my Master of Arts degree at Concordia University, Irvine. I have been teaching at Zion for fifteen years, and I love it!"

    (714) 535-3600 Ext. 118

    elyles@zionanaheim.org

    3rd Grade Web Page

  • Mrs. Siegert - 4th grade

    M.A., CA Teaching Credential, 24 years teaching Experience

    "I enjoy teaching and being taught by my students. I love to introduce kids to new, interesting ideas and guide them in exploring the role God has given them in this world. The Lord has given me the great privilege and responsibility to be a blessing to his people through teaching. May He guide me every day in every way."

    (714) 535-3600 Ext. 139

    lsiegert@zionanaheim.org

    4th Grade Web Page

  • Mrs. Hallett - 5th Grade


    M.A. Curriculum & Instruction (Concordia University, Irvine) 

    11 Years teaching experience

    My teaching career started in 2002 at Zion in 2nd Grade. I took a few years off to focus on my family.  It is a privilege to be at Zion and part of a team that serves families and strives to not only educate, but prepare the next generation to impact the world for Christ.!

    (714) 535-3600 Ext. 111

    khallett@zionanaheim.org

    5th Grade Web Page


  • Mrs. Benne - 6th Grade

    b.a., ca teaching credential, 25 years teaching experience

    Girls Volleyball coach, Handbell Director,

    "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes--the Jew first and also the Gentile." - Romans 1:16


    This is my confirmation verse and the philosophy of my teaching. My prayer is that my students will graduate from Zion with confidence in not only themselves but most importantly in their faith. Our students should be willing to try new things, make mistakes, laugh at themselves, and speak up for what they believe."

    (714) 535-3600 Ext. 114

    kbenne@zionanaheim.org

    6th, 7th & 8th Grade Web Page

  • miss stewart - 7th grade

    b.a., ca teaching credential, 20 years teaching experience

    Girls Athletic Director

    "I have had the privilege of attending Lutheran schools my whole life. I attended Prince of Peace Lutheran (Anaheim), Lutheran High School of Orange, and Concordia University Irvine. I received my Bachelors Degree from Concordia University. I began teaching here at Zion in 1998 as one of the 3rd grade teachers. In 2001, I moved up into the Jr. High, where I have had the opportunity to see the students grow into young adults. As a student, I knew teaching was something that I would love to do because of incredible teachers that I had in school. I feel honored and blessed to be here at Zion for so many years."

    (714) 535-3600 Ext. 112

    astewart@zionanaheim.org

    6th, 7th & 8th Grade Web Page

  • Mr. Mattes - 8th grade

    M.s., ca teaching credential, 21 years teaching experience

    boys athletic director

    "I truly enjoy the relationships with both the students and their families that I get to have. Each child is a special gift from God, and it is my job to stretch and strengthen those gifts to glorify Him. I try to multiple ways to present information to the students as well as multiple ways for students to demonstrate learning. This will keep them engaged and make school not feel as difficult as it can for some students. One of my greatest joys is hearing from former students and seeing what they have gone on to accomplish. I have doctors, Naval officers, and even a professional hockey player among my alumni. I am always interested in what my students do because once they are one of "my kids," they are one of "my kids" forever!"

    (714) 535-3600 Ext. 113

    smattes@zionanaheim.org

    6th, 7th & 8th Grade Web Page


  • Mrs. McLellan - School Secretary

    (714) 535-3600 Ext. 100

    ymclellan@zionanaheim.org

  • Mrs. Carter - FACTs Tuition

    (714) 535-3600 Ext.  109

    ccarter@zionanaheim.org

  • Mrs. Nadeau - Registar

    (714) 535-3600 Ext. 102

    anadeau@zionanaheim.org

  • Mrs. Jacobson - sac/sdc Director

    (714) 535-3600 Ext. 136

    ajacobson@zionanaheim.org